A decade-full of talent: Ranbir, Deepika, Sonam complete 10 years in Bollywood
Ranbir Kapoor made his debut under director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in the movie 'Saawariya'. His image reminded everyone starkly of his grandfather Raj Kapoor, and though the movie could not be a success at the box office, it was Ranbir's charm and act of a man so in love that won everyone over, and he bagged all the Best debut trophies that year. Since then, there has been no looking back for him. Ranbir has proved his mettle as an actor time and again and played an array of roles in movies like 'Rockstar', 'Tamasha', 'Wake Up Sid', 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', to name a few. In his 10th Bollywood year, Ranbir will be seen playing the title role in the unnamed Sanjay Dutt biopic, as a teenage detective in 'Jagga Jasoos', and in a fantasy role in 'Dragon'.
Deepika Padukone had made a dream debut in Bollywood opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’. The actress went on to win all the Awards for the Best Debut (Female) that year. She instantly shot to fame, and in the following decade, was seen in many notable performances in films like ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Cocktail’, ‘Chennai Express’ to ‘Piku’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. After making a solid mark in Bollywood films, Deepika made a successful debut in Hollywood with ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ opposite Vin Diesel in 2017. Her tenth year in Bollywood will be marked with the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' wherein she will be playing the title role of brave queen Padmavati.
Sonam Kapoor had made her Bollywood debut with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ along with another debutant actor Ranbir Kapoor. Though the film wasn’t that successful, Sonam left a mark with her performance. The actress has since then went on to become a fashion icon, and has also given succesful films like ‘I Hate Luv Storys’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. With films like ‘Raanjhanaa’ and ‘Neerja’, Sonam has also proved her calibre as a serious and intense performer. Sonam’s tenth year in Bollywood will see her teaming up with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhaskar for their upcoming film ‘Veerey Di Wedding’ . She will also be playing a pivotal role in Sanjay Dutt's biopic which features her debut film co-star Ranbir Kapoor in the title role.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Neil Nitin Mukesh made a rather uncoventional debut. Rather than playing safe, he went and did the dark neo-noir film 'Johnny Gaddaar'. Though we had seen him as a child actor in movies like 'Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii' and 'Vijay', but this was the first time Neil the actor was presented before us. His versatility as a performer can be judged from his roles in movies like 'Players', 'New York', 'Wazir', 'Jail', 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', and more. He will next be seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Indu Sarkar', which is allegedly inspired from the life of former prime minister, Late Indira Gandhi.
Darsheel made his debut with Aamir Khan's 'Taare Zameen Par' and we instantly warmed up to the naughty dyslexic kid. There was not a single dry eye while watching this little kid's performance in the movie. He was indeed the 'chota packet bada dhamaka' of the year, and bagged many accolades and awards for the same, not to forget that he became the youngest ever actor to win the Filmfare Award for The Best Actor (Critics). Can't believe that ten years have already passed and this kid, who is now a fine young lad is all set for his adult debut with the teenage love story 'Quickie'.
Bollywood celebrities who did not charge a single penny for their films
Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Bhootnath Returns
The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, apparently, did not charge a single rupee for his extended role in 'Bhoothnath Returns', and also for his dance sequence in 'Krazzy 4'.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in Black
The megastar of Bollywood was much loved for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black', co starring Rani Mukerji but not many know that Big B had not charged a single paisa for the film. This fact was revealed by Big B in his blog where he had said that being part of such a beautiful project was more than enough for him. Not only 'Black', the Shahenshah has also done a cameo in SRK starrer 'Paheli' for free.
Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om
The country fell in love with Deepika Padukone in her debut film 'Om Shanti Om' that went to be a blockbuster. But not many know that the actress, who is being paid more than some of her leading men at present, did not charge a single paisa for her role in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer as she considered it as a great fortune to kick-start her Bollywood career opposite King Khan.
Kareena Kapoor in Fevicol Se
Kareena Kapoor Khan's dance number 'Marjaani' from 'Billu' was much loved by her fans and it was done without any charge by the actress for her good friend, SRK. Though the superstar had sent a cheque , she politely sent it back. She had done the same for Salman Khan, when she performed the viral song of that year, 'Fevicol Se' for 'Dabangg 2'; she did the song for free.
Katrina Kaif in Chikni Chameli
Katrina Kaif, the beauty who is on the wish list of many filmmakers, too has gone on to do a number of cameos without charging any outrageous fees. She had done the iconic dance number Chikni Chameli for free, for good friend Karan Johar. The filmmaker was so overwhelmed by her gesture that he gifted the actress a Ferrari in return.
Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan in K3G
Actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Karan Johar share a bond of friendship. The diva who is also considered a lucky mascot by the filmmaker, has done a number of cameos in KJo's blockbusters without charging a penny. One of them being her role of ShahRukh’s childhood friend in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham'.
Salman Khan in Om Shanti Om
The king of box office who is at present basking in the glory of his recent release, 'Race 3', has a heart of gold where his friends are concerned. He has gone on to do a number of cameos in films for free.
Shahid Kapoor in 'Haider'
Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj share a warm equation with each other. The actor was so overwhelmed when the filmmaker offered him 'Haider' that he went on to do the film without any remuneration. 'Haider' changed Shahid’s career for the better.
Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar in 'Boss'
Sona shares a good bond with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. The two have done maximum number of hit films together. As a gesture of friendship, the actress had done a song in Akshay kumar's film,'Boss' for free.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
As a token of appreciation of being inculcated in the biopic, actress Sonam Kapoor had charged a token amount of only Rs. 11 for her cameo in Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'.
Bollywood stars and their business ventures you didn’t know about
Model turned actress cum entrepreneur, Anushka has established her own production company, ‘Clean Slate Films’, she has produced films like ‘NH10’, 'Phillauri' and 'Pari'. The talented actor has also launched her clothing line NUSH for everyday fashion.
Shilpa Shetty is the co-founder of an IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, along with her husband Raj Kundra. Shilpa and Raj have also launched Viaan Mobiles. Shilpa has also launched IOSIS, a spa and wellness chain. She has also co-authored a book- The Great Indian Diet with fitness expert Luke Coutinho. The fitness freak has also launched a couple of yoga DVD's.
One of the most bankable star, Varun Dhawan has now ventured into the world of fashion with his recently launched clothing line, 'Dhawan & Only'. His trendy fashion line is available at major FBB outlets.
Shahid Kapoor recently launched his clothing line Skult in partnership with the Aditya Birla group in Mumbai. It's touted as India's first athleisure brand, and recently, the actor-turned-entrepreneur was awarded by the retail industry; he won the award for Best Entrepreneur.
Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is also known as the fashionista of Bollywood. She has ventured into the world of fashion with her sister. The duo have launched their clothing line Rheson (RHEa + SONam; pronounced 'reason') a brand for fashionable young Indian women, aiming to bring quality clothing at an affordable price. The brand has also bagged PETA’s Compassionate Business Award for its bags which are made exclusively of non-leather materials.
This Bollywood actress and mother of two, is a successful businesswoman today. She has invested in an e-commerce portal Babyoye, which sells mother and baby care products. The single mother holds the largest share, in the portal owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt Ltd. Karismas' yearly earnings round up to approximately Rs 72 crore.
Mrs Funnybones is not only a celebrated author and columnist to a leading daily, but also a successful entrepreneur in her own right. The diva not only owns an award winning interior design store, White Window, but also owns a production house, Mrs Funnybones Production. Her first production was 'Padman' starring her husband, Akshay Kumar.
King Khan of Bollywood, who has his own TV and film production house, Red Chillies, also co-owns IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. He also owns Trinbago Knight Riders of the Caribbean Premier League and the Cape town Knight Riders of the T20 Global League. He even has a 26 percent stake in KidZania, a chain of family entertainment centres for children.
Arjun Rampal was a model before he entered Bollywood. After being successful, the actor launched a lounge bar called Lap in New Delhi. He also has his own event management company, Chasing Ganesha.
Ajay Devgn has invested in 25MW Solar Power Plant in Gujrat and also has his own production house named Devgn Entertainment and Software.
Dino Morea has a restaurant called Crepe Station. His restaurant has branches all across the country.
She bought the IPL team Kings IX Punjab in partnership with her ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia.